Research and Markets: Water Deregulation Report Ed 1 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Water Deregulation Report Ed 1 2012" report to their offering.

This NRG Expert report provides a by-country look at the state of deregulation of water utilities and suppliers in the world. Furthermore it gives an overview of the waste-water treatment suppliers per country. National and international regulations are presented along with an analysis of compliance per country or subdivision. The water and waste-water industry is worth an estimated US$3 Billion each year and is becoming more and more open to private participation.

What's in this report?

- In depth description of the types of water and wastewater privatisation

- World survey of Water & Wastewater deregulation

- Coverage of deregulation in the water sector at the country and regional-level


Water deregulation - the growth and the backlash

The world's population is averaging a growth rate of around 1.1% annually. This is creating a greater demand for improved water supplies and sanitation, especially in developing countries and urban areas. As stronger population growth is generally observed in these regions. They may also have more challenging requirements to meet the water target under the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). A target of reducing the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation' for eligible countries by half by 2015.

Private sector

To meet the growing demand for safe water and sanitation private sector involvement will be needed in the water sector has increased. This is in the context of the developing countries. There is also a demand for repair to existing infrastructure and plants, and new facilities in the developed world. Due to the investment involved and expertise needed. The share of private companies in the water and wastewater market is forecast to increase from 8% of the global population in 2003 to 17% in 2015. A problem for the water industry is that water is perceived as a right and citizens are less willing to pay for water than they are for electricity. Opposition to privatisation of the water sector is strong in some countries and the subject is contentious.

Water companies

In many countries, major water companies such as Veolia and Suez are involved in joint ventures to develop projects. Recently, Veolia publically announced that it plans to expand worldwide mostly through build-own-transfer (BOT) and management contracts, with fewer ownership' projects.

Key countries

Key countries for the water sector in terms of future investments are China and India. A total of RMB 15 billion ($2.2 billion) was spent on sewage treatment facilities in the first half of 2010 in China alone.

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